State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced establishment of a Conviction Review Bureau in New York to address potential wrongful convictions.
Schneiderman says the bureau will work with law enforcement agencies across the state to ensure that those convicted of crimes are indeed the real perpetrators. The AG's office will work with regional district attorneys to identify and address "compelling claims of innocence."
Saint John Baptist Church is being named "designated developer" for 50 city-owned lots in the Fruit Belt as it moves forward on a multi-million dollar plan to build 49 rental town houses.
They will be scattered across the community on the now-vacant lots.
It's part of a continuing expansion of Saint John and its affiliates, including a charter school, a planned second charter and the leafy McCarley Gardens housing complex which it plans to sell to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
With the possibility of spending at least $100 million on repairing Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, city lawmakers are pushing for another look at instead building a new stadium in the City of Buffalo.
Erie County and the Bills are involved in talks about a new lease, although no details are being released. The current stadium needs significant repairs, with the estimate of $100 million being used frequently, although an in-depth study apparently hasn't been completed for the Bills.
A new four-year financial plan for Erie County has been released by County Executive Mark Poloncarz. The former county comptroller says the document is designed to more accurately reflect expenses and revenues from the previous proposals by former County Executive Chris Collins.
While Collins called for numerous job cuts, Poloncarz holds the line on county employment. The proposal calls for a seven percent increase in employment expenses by 2015, but also projects the reduction in the work force of about 50 jobs through attrition.
Could eating placenta, or the afterbirth, provide medical benefits for mothers, or possibly, all humans? That’s the question behind a new paper from a team of Buffalo researchers. But, as Daniel Robison reports, finding the answer will not be easy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive legislative agenda will not include any action on the issue of medical marijuana.
Cuomo told reporters in Utica Monday that he understands there has been more research and the issue can be re-evaluated, but he doesn't believe there is enough time in this year's legislative session to do that properly.
In his 2010 campaign, Cuomo rejected legalizing marijuana for medical use, but has since said he's reconsidering.
Cuomo says New York still has what he calls ``a terrible problem'' with drug use.
With much of the Washington debate focused on cutting the national debt, Congressman Brian Higgins will try to buck that trend later this month by introducing a transportation bill with a price tag exceeding $one trillion.
The five-year plan dubbed the "Nation Building Here at Home Act" would use federal dollars to help re-build roads, bridges and airports across the country.
According to the the Buffalo News, Higgins admits the spending plan faces difficult political circumstances, but argues it's needed to reverse a crumbling national infrastructure.
Vacant, historic buildings remain a theme across the city of Buffalo. This week in our Press Conversation, WBFO and AM-970’s Eileen Buckley talks to Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata. Licata runs a monthly column called “Preservation Ready”.
Licata updates us on the Trico Building and the former Fairfield Library in North Buffalo. She also profiles the Shea's Seneca building in South Buffalo featured in this month's Buffalo Spree.